Nose Tip Still Painful Years After Rhinoplasty

I am almost 2 years post Septoplasy/Rhinoplasty and my tip is still very painful when I kiss someone. This is so disappointing. A kiss should not be painful. Why is this?

Doctor Answers 4

Nose tip pain after rhinoplasty

Pain in the nasal tip after rhinoplasty is highly unusual two years out from the procedure.  Seek advice from a rhinoplasty expert.

Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Nose should not be painful two years after a septorhinoplasty

The nose should not be painful two years after a septorhinoplasty. Continuing soreness in the tip may be dependant upon the tip techniques used, structural cartilage grafting and sensitivity of the nasal skin.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 145 reviews

Rhinoplasty pain

It is unusual to have pain in the nose this far out. It could be a chronic infection or tip cartilage that is thinning out the overlying skin. Hard to tell without an exam. I would see a rhinoplasty specialist in your area.


Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 29 reviews

See a revision rhinoplasty specialist

In more than 30 years of doing thousands of Rhinoplasties, I have never heard of this problem. You should see a Rhinoplasty specialist to examine your nose and find out if there is an undetected problem.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 34 reviews

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